Carry on truckin'

Veteran driver tells tales of life on the road

Pot-hole ridden roads, campervan drivers, and the dangers of too many pies. Truckie John Stewart tells Heather Simpson life on the open road has its adventures.
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Candles blamed for fire

A Blenheim man who woke to flames creeping along his bed says he will start again after losing all his possessions. | Man loses everything in blaze.

Driver injured in Dashwood crash

crash in the Dashwood Pass 49-year-old Christchurch man seriously hurt after his ute went down a bank in Dashwood Pass.

Rain needed to avoid drought

Marlborough needs plentiful rainfall if it is to avoid an early spring drought, a weather analyst says.

Tyre-stabber told to get help

Blenheim man admits two charges of willful damage for slashing tyres after domestic dispute.

A quacker of a question

A discussion on road signs had Marlborough councillors "quacking up" yesterday.

'Wherever you are ... '

christian prehn Only the backpack of a missing German tourist has been found, six months since his disappearance.

Safety cited in sale of lines firm

Marlborough Lines has sold its 51 per cent share of OtagoNet and Otago Power Services for $152m.

Age Concern on track

Tasting an international occasion

 Nick Lane

Neighbours team up for clean-up

About 50 primary school children raced their homemade boats down the Taylor River in Blenheim yesterday afternoon as part of a neighbourhood support project.

Attitude shift pays dividends for Makos

Ross Richards Tasman Makos lock forward Joe Wheeler explains why eventful draw with NPC heavyweights Auckland felt like 'kissing my brothers'.

Swimmer 'shocked' by silver

Marlborough student Sally McMath backed up a successful weekend at the national secondary school championship with a silver at the New Zealand Short Course National.

In-form Marlborough Girls face toughest test

Rarangi, Awatere poised for showdown

Cheryl Abrahams

Semifinal lineups are sorted

Semifinal matchups were decided in Marlborough premier grade netball last night when Smog Bayleys pipped Harlequins Fairweathers 55-53.

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Artist is doing what he 'loves'

Norman Sinclair Artists need to create work that people want to look at, says high-country painter Norman Sinclair.

Quartet to open festival

The Europe-based Faust String Quartet will open the three-day St Andrews Music Festival in Blenheim on Friday.

Opera in surround Sound

Right cut can yield top crop

 Nick Lane

Tasting an international occasion

Seventy people will taste some of the most expensive and exclusive pinot noirs from around the world this weekend at the Pinot at Cloudy Bay event in Marlborough.

Migrant communities resilient

Pacifica community The Pacifica community, as do many other migrant groups, play an integral role in the economic viability of the region.

Letters to the editor

Letters on litter the election in today's batch of correspondence.

Lack of safety

Lost in the ruck

Georgina Beyer

Nailbomb inside the tent

Georgina Beyer, whom no-one ever called biddable, has detonated on the campaign trail with extraordinary criticisms of the alliance she nominally represents.

NZ wine, tourism join forces

The links between promoting New Zealand wine and tourism have prompted an agreement between Tourism NZ and New Zealand Winegrowers.

KiwiRail sells Clifford Bay land

Land once earmarked for a replacement ferry terminal is sold to winegrower Peter Yealands.

Law firms see perks in teaming up

Smaller regions need help: Joyce

Renaissance

Renaissance hits target

As well as winning beer award, Renaissance Brewery raises over half a million dollars through crowdfunding.

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Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from September 2.

Community calendar

A round-up of community events for the week ahead.

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Weekly arts diary

Art. Theatre, Workshops and Performances in Marlborough this week.

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Youth to get jazzy

Sponsored content by Marlborough 4 Fun - the 2014 Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival begins August 6.

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